Hyderabad: Continuing to expose the hollow claims and empty statements of AIMIM and BJP leaders, TRS working president and IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday said these parties were talking about the demolition of PV Gnana Bhoomi and NTR Ghat and instigating people to break the law because they had nothing else to talk about.
Speaking at a Gouda Sangham meeting held here, Rao said Hyderabad had remained peaceful in the last six years. However, BJP and MIM leaders had only surgical strikes and demolitions to talk about and not developmental activities like bringing in investment and jobs, he said.
Pointing out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised two crore jobs per year, Rao said 12 crore jobs should have been given in the last six years but the situation was such that those who had jobs were losing them, like those working in LIC and Air India among other PSUs. Stating that the BJP was fielding 12 of its Union ministers and CMs of other States for campaigning in the GHMC elections, Rao said he had also heard that Modi himself might come for the campaign. This was surprising given that this was a galli election, an election about local issues, but the BJP had become so jittery that it was campaigning as if it was for a Parliament or Assembly election, he said.
BJP leaders, he said, were speaking as if the GHMC elections were about Bin Laden, Babar, anti-nationals and patriots. He questioned as to why Bin Laden and Babar were being mentioned during GHMC elections.
Listing out various developmental activities undertaken by the TRS government, Rao asked what the BJP-led NDA government had done for Hyderabad in the last six years. While Telangana gave Rs 2.72 lakh crore towards taxes to the NDA government, in return the State had received only Rs 1.40 lakh crore.
On the TRS government initiatives, Rao said the State had gone from being power deficit to power surplus, with Telangana being the only State providing power supply to industries, residential areas and agriculture.
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